Charity thanks top fundraisers

Marie Curie fundraisers
Marie Curie fundraisers

A local Marie Curie Fundraising Group has received special recognition from the charity after raising an amazing £29,000 since 2013.

Over the past three years the Kirkintilloch and Lenzie Fundraising Group have been collecting cash locally by holding Great Daffodil Appeal collections, selling cakes and drinks at the Lenzie Gala Day, collecting at the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, selling Christmas Cards, attending local fundraising events and encouraging others to fundraise for Marie Curie.

Their name was recently unveiled on Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow’s ‘recognition board’, which celebrates those who have gone the extra mile for the charity.

And the group are now looking for members to help them raise even more money.

Susan Harrison, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow, said: “It is a pleasure to work with this fantastic fundraising group.

“They have raised a phenomenal amount for Marie Curie over the past three years, however, in order to ensure this continues we would love to see more local people getting involved.

“If you are interested in joining the Kirkintilloch and Lenzie Fundraising Group please do get in touch so we can continue providing this vital care for local people.”

The next activity for members of the successful group will be organising daffodil collections in March on Kirkintilloch High Street and Lenzie Main Street.

To find out more about the group, and how you can volunteer, call 0141 557 7561 or email susan.harrison@mariecurie.org.uk